Welcome to the 'Do What You Love' Blog! Here you will find stories, reflections, ideas, knowledge sharing, and evidence-based general education about ways that we can adapt to our daily activities, practice compassion, have hope and be with ourselves when it's hard and we're heading into the unknown, and discuss current issues and the actions we can take to grow occupational justice so more people can choose to do what we love beyond COVID. 

My name is Jessica and I work for a rural hospital system in Texas, USA. I have been a practicing Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for two years now. I work in various areas within our system which has given me valued experience ranging from acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient services. What does an […]

I currently work as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in the adult acute care setting at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas. I’ve been practicing as a COTA for the past three years. My role involves working with patients throughout their hospital admission, who have varying diagnosis, to complete self-care tasks and mobility. Our […]

I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and I currently work in the neurology department of a hospital in Houston, Texas, and I love my job.  During the pandemic, I have alternated shifts with a fellow COTA – about biweekly – in the areas designated for patients with COVID-19. On a normal “neuro” day […]

Statistics indicate that within three to six months, most people recover from a concussion. So what happens if you don’t? What happens if, after 3 months or a year or several years, you continue to experience ongoing symptoms that have an impact on your day-to-day doings? The DSM-IV defines post-concussion syndrome as three or more […]

I’m Anna and I’m a community Occupational Therapist working in private practice in British Columbia, Canada.   Where do I work:  In the community. This means that I usually meet people in their homes, in parks, coffee shops, neighborhoods, at their workplaces, or in our clinic.  Since the pandemic began, I have also broadened my practice […]

A diary of an Occupational Therapist in home health… I am an Occupational Therapist (OT), working for a small home health agency in America. 8:10am- I sit down at my computer and clock in.  I usually look through my e-mails.  I will then proceed to do the chart review for any patients that I might have to […]

I’m an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Professional, working in New York City.  I work for Independence Care System’s On A Roll programme, a freestanding specialty clinic providing comprehensive and specialised mobility evaluations.  We provide complex rehab technology solutions for people with physical disabilities as we believe a well fitted wheelchair promotes health and independence. We have two purpose […]

I’m Emily, an American-based OT, and right after graduating with my Master of Occupational Therapy degree I worked in a residential treatment center for pre-teens with complex developmental trauma for just over two years. Our students came from all over the county and each had a unique story that had led them to us.  OT’s […]

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